I agree with Bruce Kent that american comics fans in this topic should remember 100k sales of the best selling superhero is minor compared million copies sold of comic albums of a GN in Europe.
Often i want to talk to Swedish comic fans about American indy comics or big two comics and they look at me like its a small ghetto american thing they dont know about. European or french speaking,spanish comics are more mainstream and seen as more important.
Superhero has hurt the rep of american comics in countries like this. People love the films but see whole american comics field as Marvel/DC kiddy superhero works.